Courses
By the end of this class, you will know how to define your retirement lifestyle, understand your income needs and create your own personal retirement checklist.


May 14-16, 2019, BEC 0152
Discover the secrets of popular Thai dishes in this five-hour workshop. Students will begin their journey by learning to make Som Tam Thai, a green papaya salad with dried shrimp. They will then create Nam Prik Kaeng Dang, a red curry paste made from scratch to use in the recipe for Kaeng Pet Kai Normai On (chicken and bamboo shoots in red curry). Finally,students will learn to make Pad Thai, which is so much more than noodles! Bring an apron, sharp chef's knife, take-home containers and a sense of adventure.


Sunday, May 19, 2019, CUL 119
Spend the afternoon tasting and exploring different beer styles. Award winning homebrewer, Steve Brainerd, will guide you through the tour and teach you about what makes each style unique. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Saturday, April 20, 2019, RDM3 306
Use this practical framework to develop your team members while increasing productivity and dedication. Adaptive leadership skills enable you to assess the performance of others and adjust your approach to meet the readiness of your employee through a proven, easy to apply model that is sure to improve your leadership skills.


Thursday, March 28, 2019, BEC 0154
Join the strawberry craze and learn how to make beautiful and delicious desserts with these local gems while they are in season. Students will make a strawberry rhubarb pie and tartlettes filled with vanilla pastry cream, topped with a crown of glazed, sliced strawberries.


Saturday, June 8, 2019, CUL 116
Learn to make this classic French yeast bread that is light, sweet and rich in flavor. Discover how to shape the dough into the traditional French top-knot design. Students will also learn to make the Americanized version, using the dough to make Pecan Sticky Buns. This is a two-day class. In the first class, students will make the dough and give it time to rise and then return on the second day to form and bake the bread.


April 27-28, 2019, CUL 116
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggle with low energy and have a low libido. Hormones can influence behavior and mood, give zest for life or leave you dragging. Men and women end up riding the hormone roller coaster as many hormones fluctuate throughout the day, the week and the month.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019, BEC 0154
Are you living on your own for the first time or heading off to college and needing to hone your basic kitchen skills? If so, this class is for you. Spend the morning in this crash course on kitchen basics including sanitation, knife skills and essential cooking techniques. Learn to prepare easy meals and dishes sure to impress your friends and make you look like an expert.


Sunday, April 14, 2019, CUL 117
Join Certified Financial Planner Matt Mormino and discover how to set a foundation of financial well-being. Any successful financial plan begins with the end in mind. Explore the foundation for setting goals and creating a system to achieve them. Using the bucket system, Matt will help you outline a plan for getting cash management aligned with your goals.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019, CCC 116
Join Certified Financial Planner Matt Mormino and discover how to set a foundation of financial well-being. Any successful financial plan begins with the end in mind. Explore the foundation for setting goals and creating a system to achieve them. Parents of young children face unique and important challenges. The earlier the planning starts, the more success you will have. Learn how to prioritize and plan for this new reality including college savings, protecting your family, and much more.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019, CCC 116
Join Certified Financial Planner Matt Mormino and discover how to set a foundation of financial well-being. Any successful financial plan begins with the end in mind. Explore the foundation for setting goals and creating a system to achieve them. Saving for college is part of being a parent. Learn how to define specific goals for your family and child. Explore various funding sources that meet your needs and not the needs of a salesperson offering a fancy (and complicated) financial product. This is the third course in a series of four, take them individually or register for the series and save money.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019, CCC 116
Join Certified Financial Planner Matt Mormino and discover how to set a foundation of financial well-being. Any successful financial plan begins with the end in mind. Explore the foundation for setting goals and creating a system to achieve them. A growing reality for many is the need to care for an aging parent. Explore financial considerations around asset protection and day-to-day management along with balancing the reality of what you can provide versus what an aging parent desires.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019, CCC 116
Learn to make fresh homemade bagels, English muffins and biscuits. They taste so much better than store-bought baked goods. Bake and freeze to have on hand. They make for an easy breakfast on the run, just add a protein and you are good to go!


Saturday, April 6, 2019, CUL 116
Welcome to the COCC Continuing Education Dinner Series. This term, students will get the opportunity to interact with Chef Candy as she demonstrates the technique of cooking Fish en Papillote in our state-of-the-art demonstration classroom at Cascade Culinary Institute. This technique is an easy, healthy, and flavorful way to cook fish; sealed in its own parchment paper pouch, the fish is essentially steamed and infused with flavor inside a convenient little package.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019, CUL 118
Relax and enjoy learning the fundamentals of drawing in this one-day workshop. Develop confidence in your skills as you experiment with a variety of media including pencil, pen/ink, conte' and charcoal.


Saturday, April 20, 2019, BEC 0152
Leaders and teams with high emotional intelligence are more successful and more resilient than those who are only technically qualified.


Friday, June 7, 2019, BEC 0154
Inflammation is most commonly associated with injury or surgery as the body's temporary reaction to help it heal. However, the U.S. has an epidemic of another type of inflammation that is internal, invisible, systemic and chronic. It's often painless and can be difficult to detect. Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels, and the brain.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019, CHLAB 301
Many people are exploring the benefits of alternative therapies for their pets. Join Gail Jett, Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner as she explains the foundation of energy medicine and demonstrates simple techniques you can use with your pets.


Saturday, April 20, 2019, CHLAB 301
How can you ensure your estate is passed on according to your wishes after you are gone? This class will give you an overview of estate planning and address the preparation and uses for power of attorney, advanced directives, trusts and wills.


Saturday, May 18, 2019, RTEC 124
How can you ensure your wishes are carried out when you are gone? Find out why living trusts are essential regardless of wealth.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019, BEC 0154
This fun, hands-on, interactive class will introduce children to proper etiquette relating to situational contacts with people including home, sports, school, and daily interactions with the public. Students will gain valuable knowledge, and learn to demonstrate good table manners, set a proper table, and practice social/behavioral skills while eating at the table. For ages 5-7.


Saturday, May 4, 2019, CUL 120
This fun, hands-on, interactive class will introduce children to proper etiquette relating people, home, sports, school, & daily interactions with the public. Students will gain valuable knowledge, and learn to demonstrate good table manners, set a proper table, and practice social/behavioral skills while eating at the table. For ages 8-12.


Saturday, May 4, 2019, CUL 120
Streamline your work in Excel by managing multiple worksheets, and using conditional formatting and IF functions.


May 1-3, 2019, CHLAB 207
May 29, 2019 to June 5, 2019, CHLAB 207
Excel has many powerful tools used to calculate and analyze worksheet information, helping you to make the best decisions possible.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019, CHLAB 207
Learn about the natural, cultural and historical wonders of Fort Rock and Christmas Valley with expert guide Damian Fagan. Explore trails around Fort Rock and Crack-in-the-Ground as you learn about these unique volcanic features and the history of the region. Hiking trails range up to 4 miles in length and require climbing up and over uneven terrain.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019, CHLAB PARKING LOT
Join certified Fermentationist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Robbie Bianchi-Pray to learn about the exciting process of brewing traditional fermented Kombucha tea. All participants will go home with their own culture for lifelong brewing and the confidence to share their creations with friends!


Saturday, May 11, 2019, CUL 119
Learn to create a beautiful wrist corsage or hair comb covered in fresh floral blooms. Perfect for special occasions such as a wedding or party. These accessories will last for several days if properly cared for. Flowers will be based on availability. Material fee of $20 to be paid at the time of class (cash or check only).


Saturday, May 25, 2019, Celebrate the Season
Learn how to safely operate a forklift and earn your forklift operator's card upon successful completion.


Friday, March 29, 2019, RDM3 312
Friday, April 19, 2019, RDM3 306
Join the fun of puff pastry, even if you didn't take the first class.  Learn to make a quick puff pastry for a classic French Tarte Tatine (upside down caramelized apple or pear tart) as well as your beloved childhood favorite: palmiers (elephant ears). 


Saturday, May 18, 2019, CUL 116
Learn to grow buckets of beautiful, backyard blooms for cutting year-round. Find out what flowers do best in Central Oregon as well as how to best harvest the flowers.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Ham Radio (amateur radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. Before you can get on air, you need to be licensed and understand the rules to operate legally. This class will help you prepare to pass the Ham Radio Licensed Technician test and obtain your license so you can begin your journey into ham radio.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of hands-on healing, promotes relaxation, balance, and well-being using the life-force energy called Ki. Learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki.


Saturday, May 4, 2019, DPLSI
Research indicates there is a direct link between digestion and overall health. Learn about foods and herbs used throughout the world to attain and maintain digestive health.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Prepare for a healthy winter by learning how to care for yourself and your loved ones with herbal remedies during the cold and flu season. Explore herbs and strategies for increasing immunity and combating illness.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
It is possible to have a successful garden in our challenging region! Join Master Gardener Liz Douville to learn about climate, soil basics, fertilizers, compost and watering requirements. This class is a great first step for those who are new to gardening in the High Desert or for seasoned gardeners to find fresh ideas for an existing garden.


Saturday, May 4, 2019, HCC 0140
This class covers simple, classic brunch items that will impress your family and friends for any upcoming holiday brunch. Recipes will include delicious yeasted coffee cake, quiche and scones.


Saturday, April 13, 2019, CUL 116
Adobe InDesign is an easy-to-use design and layout program used to create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers to complex multi-page color publications


May 20-22, 2019, LIB 0118
Discover how to take incredible photos with your iPhone! Learn to effectively use basic composition skills, image editing, & apps that add features and benefits.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn basic cake baking and decorating skills.  In this class, students will bake their own 6" layer cake from start to finish. This will include making butter cream filling and practicing simple piping basics to give your cake a personal flair.  Go home with a professional looking cake you created!  If you have your own piping kit, bring it, otherwise tips will be provided.


Saturday, May 11, 2019, CUL 116
In Part One: Communicating with Horses, you will learn about safety when working with horses, while exploring your own leadership skills. Experience the language of horses, horse perspective and herd dynamics.


Saturday, June 1, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part Two: Caring for Horses, you will learn what it takes to care for a horse including all aspects of health, housing, psychological well-being, grooming, handling, equipment and resources.


Saturday, June 8, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part 3: From Gear to Go with Horses, you will learn how to select a horse for adoption, how to work with professionals in the field, how to navigate the world of horse tack and the costs associated with horses.


Saturday, June 15, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn basic sewing techniques in this hands-on class. Topics will include tips on which stitch to use, types of needles and when to use them, adjusting tension and different types of seams for various applications. Students will have the opportunity to complete one pillow case in this four-hour class.


Saturday, May 11, 2019, HCC 0230
Learn what you need to know before it's too late to make the most of your Social Security! Most Americans pay into Social Security for the majority of their lives.


Thursday, May 9, 2019, BEC 0152
Learn how to apply sound, practical coaching methods in the workplace that encourage leaders to work with their employees, instead of over them. Eliminate confusion by asking the right questions to be sure that your employees understand their roles and responsibilities.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore how foods like wheat and soy can interfere with thyroid function, while iodine and certain herbs can help. Fill out a thyroid questionnaire and learn to take your basal body temperature, an indicator of thyroid function.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019, CHLAB 301
This fun, interactive and hands-on class will introduce students to the fundamentals of bartending. Topics discussed in this class will include the process of distilling, the brief history & characteristics that differentiate each distilled spirit, and much more! Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


May 18-19, 2019, CUL 120
Continue to grow your MI skills and practice through conversations and activities. This course is for professionals practicing MI with clients on a regular basis.


Friday, May 17, 2019, BEC 0154
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a continual learning process. Professionals with previous MI training or practice will continue developing skills in their role supporting individuals to make and sustain behavior changes.


Friday, April 12, 2019, BEC 0154
This introduction covers the spirit, core skills and processes of MI, as well as the most current research of MI use and effective practice.


Friday, August 2, 2019, BEC 0154
Make your transition from peer to supervisor successful! Being promoted to a role supervising your former peers is one of the most difficult transitions to make in your career.


Thursday, June 6, 2019, BEC 0154
Starting in our 50's, our nutrient needs increase and become closer to those of the average athlete! This is because our major systems tend to weaken as we age. This class will examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can help us be healthier as we age.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019, CHLAB 301
You can obtain the Oregon Alcohol Service Permit quickly by taking this interactive course that will give you the knowledge to serve alcohol responsibly. This course includes a workbook that is yours to keep and use as a workplace reference guide. Permits are valid in the state of Oregon for five years. Students must be 18 years of age or older.


Sunday, April 28, 2019, CUL 118
Before the weather warms up and entices you outside to dig in the dirt, spend some time studying planting calendars, researching plant varieties that flourish in Central Oregon and sharing ideas to get the most out of the gardening season.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language. Poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to up your prose writing game. Bring your favorite writing utensil, paper and/or personal computer. Bring a sack lunch or snack.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Express yourself in the poem that only you can write. In this poetry workshop, we'll apply craft elements to our own lyric imaginations and everyday experience to get to the heart of the matter in poetry that reflects your unique voice.


Saturday, May 4, 2019, HCC 0190
Project management skills are in growing demand and are often required in many different occupations and industries. Attend this free information session to learn about these skills and if you might benefit from certification. Registration is recommended.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Project management is becoming a vital part of many professions. Gain an overview of how to navigate all phases of project management, including how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control, and close out projects applying industry accepted project management best practices.


Friday, May 10, 2019, BEC 0152
Discover how to restore bone health with or without medication. Find out how bone-rebuilding medications work and their potential side effects so you can make an informed decision.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019, CHLAB 301
Have you checked in to Heartburn Hotel? It may be time to re-evaluate your travel plans! Learn why medications can be essential for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in the short-term yet damaging to your digestion over time.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019, CHLAB 301
In this class, students will learn proper food handling skills, safety standards, and food-safety management systems to prevent food-borne illness. This course fulfills the certification requirement for working in the food industry and prepares students for the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification exam.


April 27-28, 2019, CUL 116
Want to learn to sew, but not sure how to use your sewing machine? This class is a great way to get started on your sewing adventure. Bring your machine and owner's manual and learn common features shared by all standard sewing machines, as well as some features specific to your model. This two-hour class is intended for the beginner with a portable, standard sewing machine (not specialty machines for quilting or embroidery).


Tuesday, April 9, 2019, HCC 0230
Thursday, April 11, 2019, HCC 0230
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, HCC 0230
Thursday, April 18, 2019, HCC 0230
Use your beginning and intermediate sewing skills to create your own personalized mini bag.  Students can choose from a mini-cinch backpack, hobo or tote bag. Patterns are provided.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Create a fun and colorful bunting banner.  This popular flag banner is a fun way to decorate for a special occasion, theme, holiday, or to brighten any space.  Students will have the opportunity to complete a short bunting banner in this four hour sewing project class. 


This course contains no sessions at this time.
The Spanish Health Care Interpreter training prepares bilingual individuals to serve as Health Care Interpreters in medical settings and meets the Oregon Health Care interpreter law standards for entry-level training and education.


Monday, April 22, 2019, BEC 0154
Thursday, June 6, 2019, BEC 0154
íMmm, Delicioso! Explore Spanish tapas and wine with professionally trained chef instructor, Candy Argondizza and wine educator, Sarah Wolcott. Students will create four different tapas recipes in this hands-on class while learning about wine history, regions, producers and flavor profiles as it relates to the various recipes.


Saturday, June 1, 2019, CUL 117
Are you tired of serving up the same rotation of meals? Are you curious about the use of herbs and spices you see at the grocery store but have no idea how to use? Then this class is for you! Prepare and eat a vibrant array of vegetarian Indian dishes that are comforting and warming.


Saturday, June 8, 2019, CUL 117
Learn the details of the new Tax Law and how it may affect your personal tax situation. Discussion will include the new tax brackets, standard deductions, state and local tax deduction limitations, business tax credit, child tax credit, AMT, and ACA changes.


Thursday, April 4, 2019, BEC 0152
Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. You need in-depth information on the often confusing process of the Medicare system to make informed choices with your own, or a loved one's, health insurance.


Thursday, March 28, 2019, RDM3 306
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, RTEC 209
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, HCC 0230
Thursday, May 23, 2019, RTEC 209
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, RTEC 209
Thursday, June 13, 2019, CHLAB 301
This class is for anyone who is challenged with losing weight or who may be doing "all the right things" and still not losing weight. Learn 10 root causes of weight gain, eight of which are not related to eating too many calories.


Tuesday, May 7, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn the most important factors for growing tomatoes including light, temperature, variety, and location. Instructor Kathy Gault is an experienced Bend gardener who grows 20-25 varieties of tomatoes annually.


Saturday, April 13, 2019, CCC 116
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes.


Saturday, April 6, 2019, BEC 0152
Monday, May 6, 2019, RDM3 306
This class builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified class. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth.


Saturday, April 27, 2019, BEC 0152
The couple that welds together, stays together. Welding may not be a traditional way to spend Valentine's Day but it does create a sense of togetherness. Students will work together on a project after being introduced to MIG (metal inert gas) welding and instructed on using a plasma cutter. Students will fabricate their own Valentine's Day project by producing basic welds.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Spend your date night welding! Welding may not be a traditional date night but it does create a sense of togetherness. Students will work together on a project after being introduced to MIG (metal inert gas) welding. Students will fabricate their own special project by producing basic welds.


Saturday, April 27, 2019, RDM3 306
Making healthy food choices when shopping and eating out is key to consuming a well-balanced diet and achieving your health goals. In this class, students will learn how to shop efficiently and make healthy choices to restock their pantry and kick-start their healthier life goals. Learn to read nutrition labels, build a balanced meal and then taste some of the great recipes you can make with the shopping recommendations made by the instructor.


Saturday, April 20, 2019, CUL 118
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, and several types of rings.


Saturday, April 6, 2019, RDM3 309
Saturday, June 8, 2019, BEC 0152
Learn to make an Italian dinner from start to finish. Discover how to create homemade Ravioli pasta, fill them with an array of fillings, and make a delicious simple marinara to top it all off. Complete your meal with homemade focaccia, the wonderful Italian bread soaked in olive oil and topped with herbs.


This course contains no sessions at this time.